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Nov. 11, 2016

Self-perception of leadership styles and behaviour in primary health care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Creating an enabling environment Source: BMC Health Services Research

The concept of leadership has been studied in various disciplines and from different theoretical approaches. 

In the primary health care (PHC) setting, managers´leadership style is defined as a set of acttitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values. The objetives of this study were to describe and learn about the self-perception of behaviours and leadership style among PHC managers; to determine the influence of the leadership style on job satisfaction, efficiency and willingness to work in a team; and to determine the relationship between transformational and transactional styles according age, gender, profession and the type of organization.